UEFA have opened a disciplinary investigation after AC Milan‘s Zlatan Ibrahimovic was subjected to racist abuse in final week’s Europa League match towards Red Star Belgrade in Serbia, European soccer’s governing physique mentioned on Wednesday.
Serbian media reported that Ibrahimovic, who has Bosnian roots, was insulted by a person seated within the Red Star stadium’s VIP field through the Feb. 18 conflict..
“An Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed today to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding incidents which occurred during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match,” UEFA mentioned in an announcement.
No followers attended the match due to COVID-19 restrictions and Ibrahimovic was seated within the stadium’s west tier behind the dugouts together with different Milan substitutes and employees.
Red Star apologised to Ibrahimovic in an announcement final week and mentioned they’d work with authorities to establish the offender.
Red Star drew 2-2 with Milan within the first leg of the round-of-32 conflict, with Ibrahimovic an unused substitute for Milan.